Employment Law Consultant (01-23-2020)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney and counselor with a focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support civility and health.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

  CHINESE NEW YEAR: Saturday January 25, 2020 is the start of Chinese New Year (Spring Festival).  2020 is the Year of the Rat, to learn for see, “Chinese New Year 2020”  Comments?

PAID LEAVE: An international perspective on paid parental leave from the World Policy Institute, “Is paid leave available to mothers and fathers of infants?” Comments?

★ MLK, JR. PART I Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated  on  January 20, 2020 To learn more about see, from the King Center,  “About Dr. King”  Comments?

MLK, JR. PART II:  A perspective on Martin Luther King, then and now, from  Salon, “Myths about Martin Luther King Jr. damage and diminish his legacy” Comments?

  SHY NETWORK: Introvert? Shy? Networking! It can be done. From Fast Company (Compass), “How to be a networking pro when you’re shy and would rather stay home” Comments?

GOOD MORNING: Good manners? From the New York Times, “Must You Say Hello to Your Co-Workers?” Comments?

STOP: Technology helps employers to effectively respond to reports of sexual harassment in the workplace. From HR Technologist, “6 Effective Tools for Reporting Harassment in the Workplace in 2020” Comments?

ROBOCALLS:  A legislative solution to unwanted telephone calls. A first step, from Jackson|Lewis, “Combating Improper Robocalls: The TRACED Act Signed into Law”  Comments?

MID LIFE: Mid-Life Crisis? Time moves forward from NPR, “More Data On The Midlife Crisis” Comments?

BIG BANG: Twists and turns of the “Big Bang”. Perspectives on the birth of our universe, from BBC (Future) “What if the Universe has no end?” Comments?

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